Author: Helen Hipp
Genre: Children’s Books
Has a book ever changed your life? Not just inspired you but helped you to see you’re life differently? In a tale that celebrates differences “A Different Kind of Safari” addressing the many questions life asks by offering up lighthearted, ever-changing perspectives that transform personal challenges into opportunities. Engaging and fun young children begin to figure out how they are the same and different from other people, and how they feel about the differences. Full of fun and enjoyable teachable moments that move children and allow them to make personal connections with the characters handling of similar fears, interests, and concerns that they experience.
I love kids books! I find that libraries too often focus on books for grown ups, and not for kids, so I’m always eager to review a kids book in my spare time. “A Different Kind of Safari” is a unique book – rather than just tell a story, it gives responses to some of life’s most intriguing questions, but in such a way that children will understand it too.
The story focuses on a young boy who meets a hippo on a safari, and that’s when the adventure begins. Ray, the main character, is different from other children and struggles to fit in. His friend the hippo offers him some interesting perspectives and life lessons, mostly through stories and adventures. The book isn’t preachy at all, instead it’s a fun adventure for parents and kids to live through together.